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Tuesday, October 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Editorial: Prop. 2 well-meaning but misdirected

Ultimately this is a federal matter, so voters should turn down Proposition 2. But that doesn’t mean community leaders and citizens shouldn’t keep up the pressure.

Shell halts proposed oil-by-rail project at its Anacortes refinery

Shell Puget Sound Refinery has terminated plans for a proposed oil-by-rail project at their refinery near Anacortes.

Stuckart to ask City Council to reconsider ballot measure fining coal, oil trains

City Council President Ben Stuckart said it may have been “hasty” to ask voters if the city should fine coal and oil train operators and will ask the measure be …

Environmental review: oil-by-rail terminal could hurt fish

An environmental assessment for a proposed oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver, Washington says the project could have negative consequences for salmon and other fish in the Columbia River.

North Idaho oil train risks to be assessed under grant

North Idaho governments will use a $36,000 federal grant to update their emergency preparedness plans to address the growing number of oil trains rumbling through their communities. On average, two …

Oil train wreck would be challenge, Spokane Valley deputy fire chief testifies

If an oil train exploded in the Spokane metro area, local emergency responders would evacuate the area, a deputy fire chief told state officials Tuesday night. People injured in the …

Oil shipments across Washington could triple by 2020

Nearly 3 billion gallons of crude oil will move through Washington on trains this year, and that figure could triple in five years. Communities along the route and state regulators …

Oil trains carrying volatile Bakken crude have local officials preparing for the worst

The likelihood of a fiery, Quebec-style oil train derailment in the Inland Northwest is considered remote but authorities already have begun planning for the worst as shipments of Bakken crude …